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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 4:38 p.m.

Review: Mob wives brutally take over the business in ‘The Kitchen’

It’s two-thirds of the way through “The Kitchen” before anyone asks Kathy Brennan (Melissa McCarthy) what, exactly, she wants. It’s her son, at the dinner table. We’ve seen Kathy struggle …


Local running film, Proof of Life, wins big in Vegas

A documentary film following Spokane’s Brad Thiessen’s recovery from brain cancer won top honors at the Las Vegas Running Film Festival. The film was shot and directed by Spokane filmmaker …


Legendary skiing filmmaker Warren Miller dies at age 93

Warren Miller, the legendary outdoor filmmaker who for decades made homages to downhill skiing that he narrated with his own humorous style, has died. He was 93.


Globalism reigns at box office, while ‘Furious’ passes $1B

As expected, it was another runaway weekend for “The Fate of the Furious,” which took No. 1 for the third straight week with $19.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. …


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’Kong’ outmuscles ‘Logan’ to become king of the box office

It was a battle of the beasts at the box office this weekend, and King Kong emerged as the definitive victor over Wolverine.


National Film Registry honors ‘Breakfast Club,’ ‘Rushmore’ and other teen angst movies

Whether she likes it or not, director Penelope Spheeris may be forever associated with “Wayne’s World,” her 1992 feature comedy based on a series of “Saturday Night Live” sketches about …


Gonzaga professor sees more than meets the eye in ‘X-Men’ films

Claudia Bucciferro, a professor of communication and media studies at Gonzaga University, edited a book that released in February focusing on what the billion dollar ‘X-Men’ film franchise says about …


Park’s Imax theater may be shuttered

The films playing on Eastern Washington’s largest movie screen loop through 41 rollers to feed the film up and down and around Spokane’s Imax projector. Before a Tuesday showing of …


‘Knights of Badassdom’ has big-picture problems

In July 2010, more than 100 warriors formed armies in the woods surrounding Spokane. They didn’t invade the city and likely couldn’t have gotten far with their foam swords.


Curtains could come down on Spokane’s Imax theater

Last Friday, the number of people who watched the first four films of the day at Riverfront Park’s Imax was zero. It’s a sign of the times for the theater, …


Spotlight: Short films, documentaries launch GLBT festival

The Spokane GLBT Film Festival will kick off Friday with an evening of short films and documentaries. The festival continues through Sunday. All screenings will be at the Phase I …


Spotlight: ‘Hello, Dolly!’ starts CdA’s 45th season

It’s revival time at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre. The company is kicking off its 45th season with a production of “Hello, Dolly!” starring Ellen Travolta and Jack Bannon.


Spotlight: Thin Air’s ‘Saranac surprise’

April Smith and the Great Picture Show, the popular indie-pop-swing band out of New Jersey, delivered a swinging concert in front of 500-plus fans at the Bing Crosby Theater on …


Spotlight: Local writer Spatz tops Spokane Arts Awards

The City of Spokane Arts Awards will be presented at the City Council meeting Monday, and here’s the list of winners:


3 George Lucas movies among Library of Congress selections

Darth Vader proclaiming he’s Luke Skywalker’s father, Tony Manero preening in his underwear and an early 20th-century deaf activist speaking in sign language are among the images that will be …


Coppola’s ‘Somewhere’ garners top prize

VENICE, Italy – Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere,” the tale of an actor who sees the emptiness of his existence through the eyes of his child, won the top Golden Lion prize …


‘Wall Street’ follow-up kicks off fall film season

Hollywood aims to help you escape from all that lousy economic news in the real world this fall, with a lineup heavy on fun and fantasy. But Oliver Stone and …


Banff film fest lineup

The Banff Mountain Film Festival will be in North Idaho for four days. The first three nights — Jan. 28, 29 and 30 — will be at the Panida Theater …


Canadian filmmaker to offer novel perspective

BRUSSELS – A one-eyed documentary filmmaker is preparing to work with a video camera concealed inside a prosthetic eye, hoping to secretly record people for a project commenting on the …


Area anglers catching show, films, national notoriety

If screaming reels are music to your ears, you might be moved to dance when The Fly-Fishing Film Tour lands in Spokane Thursday at the Bing Crosby Theater. Don’t expect …


Fat tire plans at Stevens Pass

New ski lifts, a mountaintop lodge and mountain biking routes are being proposed for Stevens Pass ski area of U.S. 2. Mountain bikers are especially excited about the 5 miles …


Gold vs. salmon debated at GU

Students enrolled at Gonzaga University often sprout some of their roots on campus, but Lange Solberg, a third generation commercial fisherman, is sowing a homegrown international controversy. Solberg is taking …